Wendell Pierce has joined Ray Donovan as a recurring guest star, Showtime announced Wednesday.
The actor, who's best known for playing Bunk on The Wire, will play Mr. Keith, a down-on-his-luck parole officer who gets a payoff from professional fixer Ray (Liev Schreiber).
Psych is planning a Twin Peaks-inspired episode that will feature stars from the cult series.
Sheryl Lee, who played both Laura and Maddy, and Sherilyn Fenn, who played Audrey, will join the previously announced Dana Ashbrook in a fall episode, according to Entertainment Weekly. The three will play residents of a Northern California town called Dual Spires that has been "rocked by the death of a high school student."
Quick: Whats the first thing you think of when you see someone knitting? What about an entire town full of people knitting, huge balls of yarn in Stars Hollow Square, and Sookie cooking up balls of spaghetti speared with bread sticks? Okay, we get it. This one is about children. A little too heavy-handed this time around. (Meanwhile, what town actually holds a knit-a-thon to save a beetle-infested bridge? Dont most New Englanders raffle off romantic swag like intimate candlelit dinners for two, midnight hay rides and weekend stays at cozy B&Bs?)So, of course, Liz finally had her baby. I loved how Luke rushed right over as she was delivering — at home, natch. Did you catch that huge smile when he first held his niece, Doula? (With a name like that, I hope this kid will pack a mean punch on the playground.) I dont think Ive seen Luke that happy since he and Lorelai kissed on the gazebo the night they got engaged. Good thing, because holding that newbo...
Question: Why did Gilmore Girls cast the same actress for two different roles twice? First, it was Marion Ross as Great Grandma Gilmore and cousin Marilyn, and now it's Sherilyn Fenn as Anna Nardini and Sasha, the girlfriend of Jess' dad. Why not cast someone new?
Answer: Because it's Amy Sherman-Palladino's show and she'll do as she damn well pleases. "I love [Sherilyn] so much and I don't care," says AS-P. "One thing about the show is I just want the best people. I've just been looking constantly for a time to work with Sherilyn, and I'm getting very old and I could just get hit by a truck at any minute. I just simply can't put it off that long, so I'd just rather get her in and have her part of my world."
Question: I just watched an all-new episode of Gilmore Girls last night, and even though I'm very grateful that they're back with new episodes to round out the rest of the sixth season, I still can't get over the fact that they hired Sherilyn Fenn again to play a different role in the show as Luke's ex-girlfriend and April's mother. She's already been on the show before playing the girlfriend of Jess' dad a few seasons ago! Why did they have to make a lazy casting decision like that and not hire any other aspiring actresses to play that particular role? This kind of thing has happened before on other TV shows and this type of terrible casting decision is getting pretty old by now!
Answer: Having made a conscious choice not to watch the episode Sherilyn Fenn appeared in earlier — since I had no interest whatsoever in a Jess spin-off, which is what that episode was trying to set up — I wasn't that thrown by this repeat casting. And I thought she was terrific, both physically an ...